Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.66
Liaison Lacey Raak
Submission Date Feb. 24, 2020
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STARS v2.1

California State University, Monterey Bay
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Matthew McCluney
Sr. Campus Planner
Campus Planning and Development
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Does the institution provide secure bicycle storage (not including office space), shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters?:

A brief description of the facilities for bicycle commuters:

A Bicycle Bunker indoor storage facility is accessible to all campus community members, with rentals facilitated through the Recreation department. Shower facilities are provided at two locations on campus: (1) the primary exercise facility known as the Otter Sports Center on the west side of campus and (2) the Gambord Business and Information Technology academic building in the campus core.

Does the institution provide short-term bicycle parking for all occupied buildings and makes long-term bicycle storage available for students who live on-site (if applicable)?:

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

More than 1400 racks provide parking capacity for over 7,500 students. The majority of these racks are produced by Ground Control Systems (formerly Park-a-Bike). Bike racks are located outside every residence hall main entrance, include indoor parking on each floor of three residence hall towers.

Does the institution have a bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy (or adhere to a local community plan/policy) that sets standards and practices for campus streets to enable safe access for all users?:

A brief description of the bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy:

Campus development is guided by a 'pedestrian-centric' vision for the campus in the current and draft campus Master Plan. Creating safe pedestrian and bicycle paths, including closing streets to private vehicles, is addressed at length in the Mobility chapter of the draft Master Plan. Regional trail projects that enter or abut campus are generally supported and incorporated into the draft Master Plan. Adjacent campus pathways and are incorporated into nearly every new building project.

Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:

CSUMB contracted with Lime to provide an electric scooter-share program on campus. Approximately 200+ scooters were available 24/7, anywhere on campus, to all students, faculty and staff for a low price. Approximately 115,000 rides were taken over the course of the academic year. In addition, the Otter Cycle Center is a student-run program providing students access to multi-geared road and mountain bikes on a semester loan basis. More than 60 rental bikes are currently available, with participation levels at or near 100% every semester.

Does the institution offer free or reduced price transit passes and/or operate a free campus shuttle for commuters?:

A brief description of the mass transit programs:

A UPass (universal transit pass) program is available to all campus community members with a valid OtterID, and allows users to ride every Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) route for zero cost at boarding. Monterey-Salinas Transit operates eight transit routes through or directly along the periphery of CSUMB during the academic term. Service frequencies during school hours range from every 20-minutes to every 60-minutes. A campus shuttle (Line 26) is operated at high frequencies between the university's east campus housing and main campus academic core. Annual 2018-19 CSUMB ridership on MST totaled around 230,000 rides.

Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:

A brief description of the guaranteed return trip program:

The university participates in the regional transportation agency's (TAMC) Guaranteed Ride Home program, which offers a reimbursement of up to $60 to program participants on the day of an unexpected emergency. Those commuting by transit, bicycle, carpool, vanpool or by foot at least one day a week are eligible to participate.

Does the institution participate in a car/vanpool or ride sharing program and/or offer reduced parking fees or preferential parking for car/vanpoolers?:

A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:

The university share information about the regional transportation agency's (TAMC) Go831 ride-matching web platform program (RideAmigos). Students, faculty and staff can join at no cost.

Does the institution participate in a car sharing program, such as a commercial car-sharing program, one administered by the institution, or one administered by a regional organization?:

A brief description of the car sharing program:

4 Zipcars are currently available in 2 separate locations. The program offers increased mobility to campus community members throughout the region and wherever Zipcar does business.

Does the institution have one or more Level 2 or Level 3 electric vehicle recharging stations that are accessible to student and employee commuters?:

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:

Two Level 2 EV charging stations are available to campurs residents, commuters and visitors in the Campus Core, with 4 parking spaces designated EV charging only.

Does the institution offer a telecommuting program for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:

A brief description of the telecommuting program:

Does the institution offer a condensed work week option that reduces employee commuting (as a matter of policy or standard practice)?:

A brief description of the condensed work week option:

Does the institution have incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus?:

A brief description of the incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus:

There are 516 on-campus units (66 for sale and 450 rental) are available through the CSUMB Employee Housing, Inc. program on East Campus.

Does the institution employ other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting (e.g. preferred parking for fuel-efficient vehicles, cash-out of parking programs)?:

A brief description of other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting:

An annual campuswide Fall Travel Survey includes information on transportation programs and incentives for completing the survey. A Transportation Expo tabling event occurs during the first few days of the Fall semester to educate the campus on alternative modes of transportation by inviting program managers and vendors on campus. At the start of the Spring semester the campus hosts an open house event to collect feedback on transit service.

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